14 days in Virginia & Portland Itinerary

14 days in Virginia & Portland Itinerary

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14 days in Virginia & Portland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Portland
— 3 nights
End: Portland

1
night
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, then stroll through Skyline Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray road trip tool .

Portland to Luray is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Luray due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Luray. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Copper Fox Distillery
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

1
night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, explore and take pictures at Monticello, then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Step out of Williamsburg to go to Richmond and see Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, deepen your understanding at College of William & Mary, and make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip website .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 30th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Virginia Beach journey tool .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tryfan Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island day trip tool .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse
Tryfan Gallery ©
Tryfan Gallery

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington online route builder .

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Arlington are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour planner .

You can fly from Arlington to Portland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Arlington in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portland, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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